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"I'm Sorry"

Mishpacha Contributors

Two tiny words to bridge chasms, repair rifts, mend hearts. Five women, and the ways they said, "I’m Sorry"

 

Letting Go

As told to Miriam Klein Adelman

By the time summer came around, I knew I wanted to stay for a second year. I wrote to my mother with my request

 

Shame On Me

Miri Hecht

I didn’t share it. It was hard enough for me to live with the recollection. I couldn’t stand the thought of letting anyone else in

 

Finish Line

Tehilla Shapiro

No matter how hard I tried, though, I never seemed to make it to candlelighting on time

 

Circles of Love

Shifra Leah Kahn

I was a child who never fit into a society where the normal family was one father, one mother, two children

 

Prayers Aloft

Libi Astaire

There’s something special about the ezras nashim on Yom Kippur — the feelings of camaraderie and community that flow as freely as the tears

 

Creating Shelter

C. Rosenberg

For some women, preparing for Yom Tov requires more than devising eight days of menus — it means constructing their own succahs

 

Whispers: Chapter 12

Shana Reicher

It didn’t seem doable. It cost a fortune. And there were no guarantees… I cried daily over the seemingly impossibly path ahead

 

Back Home

Shana Reicher

I wept. In a strange shul, with an unfamiliar crowd, I was uninhibited, free to access my emotions and come closer to my Maker

 

Freefall: Chapter 24

Moe is told he’s being transferred to Officer Training School in New Jersey. Harry asks Moe if he can recuperate in the Freed Hotel

 

Learning Curve: Chapter 17

Gila Arnold

Suri debates whether to confront Zevi or Aviva with Zevi’s insurance mess-up. She chooses Aviva, who decides to spare Zevi and takes the blame herself

 

Lifetakes: Status Change

“So, Ma,” my 17-year-old asked again that year. “Are you going to shul for the whole davening?”



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What’s in a Name?
Shoshana Friedman “What does Writer X have to say this week?”
Atonement — Fake and Real
Yonoson Rosenblum White confessionals and faux rituals
Four Walls Coming Full Circle
Eytan Kobre All the while, there’s been a relationship in the offing...
And Yet We Smile
Yisroel Besser We are the nation that toils to be happy at all costs
Out of This World
Rabbi Henoch Plotnick Dirshu Hashem b’himatzo — we are in Hashem’s company now...
Steven and Jonathan Litton
Rachel Bachrach The co-owners of Litton Sukkah, based in Lawrence, NY
Tali Messing
Moe Mernick Tali Messing, engineering manager at Facebook Tel Aviv
Sick Note
Jacob L. Freedman “Of course, Dr. Freedman. Machul, machul, machul”
Avoiding Health Columns Can Be Good for You
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman Only one reliable guide for good health: our Torah
Endnote: Side Notes
Riki Goldstein Most Jewish music industry entertainers have side profes...
Me, Myself, and Why
Faigy Peritzman Where there’s no heart and no love, there’s no point
Can’t Do It Without You
Sarah Chana Radcliffe When you step up to the plate, you build your home team
Eternal Joy
Mrs. Elana Moskowitz The joy of Succos is the fruit of spiritual victory
The Appraiser: Part III
D. Himy, M.S. CCC-SLP and Zivia Reischer Make sure your child knows his strengths
Hidden Special Needs
Rena Shechter You won’t see his special needs, but don’t deny them
Dear Wealthy Friend
Anonymous There’s no need for guilt. I am truly happy for you